Man arrested following series of bin fires in New Malden High Street

Fires: A man has been arrested

Fires: A man has been arrested

First published in News Surrey Comet: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A man been arrested after a number of small fires were set around New Malden High Street last night.

Firefighters said engines from several stations had to be called at about midnight in order to keep up with the fires, started in wheelie bins.

White watch manager Guy Peliham from New Malden fire station said: “There were three fire engines dealing with this number of different fires.

“Something in the region of half a dozen upwards.

“The fires themselves were smaller fires and quite easily dealt with.”

Did you see what happened? Call the newsdesk on 020 744 4288 or email ndewji@london.newsquest.co.uk.

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